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Golden Spike National Historic Site

Promontory Rd., Corinne, UT 84302-0897
+1 435-471-2209 ext. 29
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Loving the Historical pageantry of Golden Spike National Historic Monument

We loved attending the Golden Spike Driving of the Spike Reenactment! We had elderly grand... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Motivator535
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Kaysville, Utah
Interesting history, trains not running

We decided to stop and see the golden spike on our way from Idaho to Utah passing thru Salt Lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San324
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Schenectady, New York
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Promontory Rd., Corinne, UT 84302-0897
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+1 435-471-2209 ext. 29
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved attending the Golden Spike Driving of the Spike Reenactment! We had elderly grand parents, younger kids, teenagers,, and we all loved the program and the visitors center with the interactive displays. Amazing how they built a railway unifying both coasts in the 1860's!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stop and see the golden spike on our way from Idaho to Utah passing thru Salt Lake. The drive is in the middle of nowhere but roads are paved. Disappointed that the trains weren't running as a portion of the track was...More

Thank San324
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit off the path to anywhere so you have to make a special trip. There isn't much left of what was once Promontory as a town, but the history and presentations are interesting. My favorite part was driving the East Loop along a...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Less than an hour and a half drive out of Salt Lake City this is an interesting little national historic site. As stated by a previous reviewer, the trains were not on site but rather down the road for maintenance. However, we were directed to...More

Thank kpslas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The east and west finally united and California becomes the biggest state in a country that start on the east coast. At 10 am two steam engines appear, one burning coal and the other burning wood. Don't miss one of the first movies ever made,...More

Thank jamesbond44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a smaller sight and requires a bit of driving from the Salt Lake City area. The trains are very impressive, they are very large and ornate. There is a rocket garden nearby about 2 miles away. There is a movie presentation and a...More

Thank yttravel2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove out to the remote site and was glad we did. Extremely interesting to relive a great moment of history. Very remote location and hardly anyone was there. That only added to the ambiance of the experience! Only problem was the park ranger. He was...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I've visited this site. Interesting place and of extreme economical and historical importance in the history of the United States. There are signs for exit from I-84/15 north or south to access this site easily reached within 15 to twenty...More

1  Thank GaryRW_01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, this place is out in the middle of no where, and it seems to take for ever to get there. My traveling friends, please take time out of your busy life and visit this national park. It is so interesting!!! We went on a...More

Thank Deblene
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A staple of American history classes forever, this is the place where the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869. The steam demo with the Jupiter was great. The 20-minute film about the building of the railroad was interesting and definitely worth watching. The exhibits inside...More

Thank StigJim
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Freightgoddess
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Response from DanielandKristina | Reviewed this property |
Driving out to the location will take up some time, I would recommend mapping it to help plan how long the drive will be. Depending on the time of year they will have the trains running so that could increase the amount of... More
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